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We are now entering hurricane and wildfire season. Add to that, the increased potential for civil unrest, and you have the potential for disaster. Would you be ready, if you had to abandon your home today? Would you have the basic supplies you and your family would need? One thing everyone should have is some form of a 72 hour kit.

A 72 hour kit consists of the supplies you would need to take with you in the event of an emergency. These supplies should be stored in a ready to go pack or gym bag. Many local fire departments and hospitals have made free or cheep 72 hour kits available for the public. Many websites also sell 72 hour kits. If you want to construct your own from scratch the following items would be useful:
  • A flashlight
  • A radio – battery operated
  • Batteries
  • A dust mask
  • A mufti purpose tool such as a Swiss Army knife
  • Sturdy shoes and change of clothes
  • A local map
  • Several bottles of water
  • A list of emergency point-of -contact phone numbers
  • A list of allergies to any drug (especially antibiotics) or food
  • Copies of health insurance and identification cards
  • Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items
  • Prescription medications
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • A small first aid kit
  • Light food: Granola bars, jerky, etc
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Spare cash
  • Toilet paper
  • A blanket

The oil spill has once again shown us how ineffective the government's response to an emergency can be. We need to prepare ourselves before disaster strikes. Can you imagine how different things would have been in New Orleans, if most of the people had prepared before Katrina struck?

I did a post covering this subject at my old url, but that has vanished. I think this subject is important enough to cover it a 2nd time. I have a bad feeling about this summer.



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